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Vesa Helkkula is a new Partner & Chairman of the Board

Vesa Helkkula has joined Ethica as a Partner and Chairman of the Board. This is a beginning of a new chapter in Ethica’s history! Transition to a circular economy is an absolute prerequisite for climate crisis mitigation and saving our planet. Ethica operates in the heart of this change through…

It’s out now! Designing Plastics Circulation

One ouf our latest projects is the publication called Designing Plastics Circulation for the Nordic Council of Ministers. Presently most electrical/electronic equipment (EEE) is not designed for recycling, let alone for circulation. Plastics in these products account for 20% of material use, and through better design, significant environmental and financial…

World Circular Economy Forum side events: 4th & 5th June

The World Circular Economy Forum is approaching! Ethica is co-organising two side events: Circular Economy Business from Wood 4th June 7pm From quantity to quality. Novel, high-value products from Finnish forests. Come, hear, touch and see what the future of cosmetics, chemicals, medicines, plastics, smart packaging and textile fabrics look like.  Programme: 7 pm…

Book your place! Ethica Circular Clinic at Oulu Industry Summit 14th -15th May

A circular economy (CE) model is sometimes mistaken to efficient recycling. This is not the case. A circular economy is based on decoupling: unlike our current linear ‘take-make-waste’ economic model, circular economy aims for decoupling sustainable growth from the use of natural resources and virgin raw materials. In other words,…

Finnish construction sector takes a leap towards a circular economy

Construction sector needs forerunners to speed up the transition towards a circular economy. There is a growing demand for circular solutions, which enable Finland to achieve a minimum of 40% emission reduction target by 2030 (baseline y. 1990). In addition, 70% of construction waste needs to be recycled as material…

Making the capital region the hub of sustainable gastronomy

  During the spring 2018 we drew up some questions with the Smart & Clean Foundation to be asked from the residents in the capital region and influencers in the food industry. What does sustainable food from the capital region look, taste and feel like? What’s your idea on urban…

Breakfast with Alexandre Lemille 2nd Nov.: Adding a Circular Humansphere to attain SDGs faster

Our colleague, Alexandre Lemille is globally recognised for his Circular Economy 2.0 concept. Alexandre will be visiting Finland and we decided to organise a gathering to introduce his concept and share his ideas on the topic of: Adding a Circular Humansphere to attain SDGs faster (SDG=UN Sustainable Development Goals). After…

Developing business through EcoDesign

How to embed circular thinking into your concrete R&D work? EcoDesign (also Circular Design) will help you taking a leap onto the next level. EcoDesign Guide Ethica has been working intensively on EcoDesign and especially on EcoDesign Circle project over the past few months. Anne has been running EcoDesign Sprints…

A stirring challenge competition: Let’s cook up the best urban food for Helsinki

How does a truly sustainable urban food feel, taste and look like? What is your powerful idea that has the potential to get Finland and Finnish urban food on the world map? Share your idea in the Smart & Clean challenge. The idea-cooks and other experts are invited to work…

How to develop circular business ecosystems

We’ve been working on the EIT Raw Materials project for over a year together with VTT – Technical Research Center of Finland, TU Delft and Outotec. Our role in the project has been to develop a methodology, which enables identification of novel circular business opportunities in the raw materials sector….